Position Title : Intern (Immigration and Border Management)
Duty Station : Kigali, Rwanda
Classification : Intern, Grade OTHE
Type of Appointment : Internship, Six months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 28 March 2019
Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading
UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and
non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.
IOM Rwanda is managing a Border Management project as a component of the European Union 11th EDF Great Lakes Programme. This multi-year project is being implemented in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda. The programme will focus on the Rusizi II border control point between the DRC and Rwanda, implementing the One Stop Border Post (OSBP). The main objectives of this programme are to increase cross-border trade through and Integrated Border Management approach and contribute to social cohesion of the cross-border communities of the DRC and Rwanda through joint management of a border crossing, the streamlining of movements of people and goods, the provision of infrastructure and services, and improved communication between and within border organizations and between the two countries; while improving the level of security and safety of the cross-border covered area.
The successful candidate will work under the guidance and direct supervision of the Senior Regional Programme Manager, in close coordination with the Senior Project Assistant – Immigration and Border Management (IBM), and in cooperation with other colleagues of the IBM unit, the successful candidate will have the following duties and responsibilities:
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
Duties and Responsibilities
- Collect, organize and analyze existing migration information from academic and governmental sources as well as international institutions, among others dealing with migration issues in the Great Lakes region.
- Assist the IBM team in the planning and implementation of the project activities and preparing related reports and updates, as necessary.
- Work with the IBM team on capacity building activities, including preparation of training programmes, materials and reports.
- Assist in organizing the filing and archiving system for easy retrieval of files and support the overall knowledge management and information sharing roadmap of the IBM unit.
- Assist with the development of new projects and expansion of existing projects in the areas of border management and the prevention of irregular migration.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Training Components and Learning Elements
• Planning and implementation of project activities
• Preparation of reports
• Training materials preparation
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• University degree in social sciences, humanities or business administration or a related field from an accredited academic institution.
• Minimum of one year work experience and good track record of skills and knowledge development.
Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French, Spanish or Arabic is an advantage.
Diversity & Inclusion
At IOM we value and invite diversity into our workforce as we know it is one of the factors that make us qualified to deal with the complex issue of migration. We see diversity as one of our organizational strengths. Our aim is to foster an inclusive workplace where everyone treats each other (including colleagues and migrants) with dignity and respect.
At IOM we welcome applications from qualified individuals, irrespective of their race, religion, skin color, nationality, age, disability status, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family structure, mental health status, or any other characteristic. Our policies encourage a workplace free from discrimination and any form of harassment.
You can find more information at www.iom.int/diversity
Eligibility and Selection
In general, the Internship Programme aims at attracting talented students and graduates who:
a) have a specific interest in, or whose studies have covered, areas relevant to IOM
programmes and activities;
b) are either students approaching the end of their studies and preparing a thesis, or recently graduated, who have less than two years of relevant working experience.
c) Must have a Master’s Degree
c) As part of IOM’s continuous efforts to increase the diversity of its workforce, a special call for interns from non-represented member states and non-OECD DAC countries is being launched. IOM’s non-represented member States are: (Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Congo, Cabo Verde, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Fiji, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Guyana, Iceland, Comoros, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, El Salvador, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa)
• Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and additional enquiries will only be addressed if the candidate is shortlisted.
• Depending on experience and location, IOM provides a monthly stipend to help offset costs. Travel costs will be covered.
• Please consider the cost of living in the Duty Station prior to applying.
• Applications must be submitted by 28 March 2019
• Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences;
encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
• Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
• Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.
Core Competencies – behavioural indicators
• Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
• Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
• Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
• Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
• Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.
• The appointment is subject to funding confirmation.
• Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment or visa requirements and security clearances.
• No late applications will be accepted.
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 28 March 2019 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
For further information, please refer to:
In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.
From 08.03.2019 to 28.03.2019
Requisition: INT 2019/17 – Intern (Immigration and Border Management) – Kigali, Rwanda (55867771) Released
Posting: Posting NC55867784 (55867784) Released
- Job City Kigali